myAgro


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Our total investment:

$950K unrestricted grants

Funded since 2011

Rainer Fellow: 2011


Why we invest

Farm incomes are cyclical and when planting time comes, farmers often don't have the cash to buy inputs like seeds and fertilizer. In Mali and Senegal, myAgro uses the ubiquity of mobile phones to help farmers save: when they have a little cash, farmers can buy cards just like they do for mobile airtime and text the money into a layaway account. At planting time, they get high-quality inputs and the training to use them, allowing them to double incomes. This is a model that could work for smallholder farmers in settings well beyond western Africa.


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